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All twelve rural schools in remote locations around Gisborne and Wairoa now have faster broadband, as a result of the Government's broadband initiatives, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams announced today. Local communications...

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Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today committed to a national bowel screening programme, starting with extending the current service to the Southern and Waikato districts.“Around 3000 New Zealanders develop bowel cancer each year and about 1200,...

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Labour Leader David Cunliffe will be making a health announcement in Dunedin on Monday April 14. He will hold a stand-up, accompanied by Labour's Health spokesperson Annette King, at 12.15pm. When: 12.15pm Where: Municipal Chambers, The Octagon,...

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Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has dismissed today's pledge by Labour leader David Cunliffe for additional funding for work to protect New Zealand's magnificent kauri forests from kauri dieback disease. "I made plain last month that the...

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Labour will spend $20 million over the next 10 years to stop the spread of Kauri dieback disease, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. “We are facing an ecological disaster with over 11 per cent of the Kauri trees in the Waitakere Ranges infected...

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  Two hundred and fifty thousand New Zealand homes have now been insulated under two Government programmes set up to make homes warmer and healthier. Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the Government's insulation programmes have...

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“There are now 21 confirmed deaths and significant numbers of displaced persons in evacuation centres across Honiara. “A RNZAF C-130 Hercules will depart from New Zealand tomorrow morning carrying relief supplies, and emergency response staff...

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Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Papua New Guinea today for a visit focused on fostering business links and support for renewable energy projects. “Papua New Guinea is one of the fastest growing economies in the region, and this visit...

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National's Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye is so keen to talk up the Government's failed attempt to address Auckland's housing crisis, she has distributed flyers claiming 11,000 homes have been consented which haven't, Labour's...

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The inability of the public to hold to account a hand-picked governance board developing the Wairarapa Water Use Project must sound alarm bells for local ratepayers and the wider public, Labour's Water spokesperson Meka Whaitiri says. “It...

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